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Lineman Training Scholarship

Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative REA is offering a $3,500 scholarship to cover books and tuition for the candidate chosen to attend the High Voltage Lineman Training Program at ASU-Newport, Arkansas this fall.  Applicants must be current members (or the child of a current member) of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation in order to be eligible. Those interested in applying for the scholarship should pick up an application at any of the REA offices in Texarkana, Bradley, DeQueen or Nashville, or click here to download the application and return the completed form by May 4, 2018 to the attention of:

Kirk Duncan

Director of Operations

2904 E. 9th Street

Texarkana, Arkansas 71854

This is a 36 semester credit hour program consisting of 16 credit hours during the fall semester of courses that include introductions to utilities, climbing and groundman procedures, electrical safety, heavy construction equipment, DC and AC circuit analysis, technical mathematics and technical computer applications.  The spring semester consists of 16 credit hours of courses including overhead distribution systems and pole framing, principles of operation of high voltage distribution systems, underground distribution, technical composition, human relations, heavy construction equipment and introduction to transformers. In the final semester (4 credit hours), students will complete an internship at their local electric cooperative as their capstone course. 

The successful candidate must complete an ASU-Newport Application for Admission and forward all college and high school official transcripts, medical immunizations records, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS scores and any other necessary records to the Office of Admissions and Records of Arkansas State University-Newport. The cost of housing while attending is not covered by the sponsor, and must be provided by the student. More information about the program may be obtained at http://www.asun.edu/programs/high-voltage


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